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Forum: Battle scooters 07-13-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,506
Posted By ivantheterrible
Spent Saturday night riding around town with my...

Spent Saturday night riding around town with my wife on our Bajaj Chetak 150. it was a lot of fun, and though we never were on any roads posted higher then 45, I never felt like we were too slow and...
Forum: Hacks 07-10-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,971
Posted By ivantheterrible
Funny y'all should post that yamaha rig-I'd...

Funny y'all should post that yamaha rig-I'd looked at that very one and thought why not? i think the dual sport rigs would be ideal, but i'm beginning to see that there are more options then I...
Forum: Hacks 07-08-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,971
Posted By ivantheterrible
Well, it's a long (2 or 3 years) way off. I'm...

Well, it's a long (2 or 3 years) way off. I'm very much in the dreaming/planning stage
I'm interested in the just buying the frame idea. I'm pretty strong in the building things area (I've made...
Forum: Hacks 07-08-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,971
Posted By ivantheterrible
thanks Dave. I think that's where I'm at. Sell...

thanks Dave.
I think that's where I'm at. Sell off a few things (including a few bikes and scooters) and have the money on hand so I can pounce if a deal should come up.
I'm also considering...
Forum: Hacks 07-06-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,971
Posted By ivantheterrible
Still thinking this over. I believe two sidecar...

Still thinking this over. I believe two sidecar rigs would be best. One rig and a solo bike second? I'm letting go of the all 3 on one rig idea. Seems like it might work but with the smallest of...
Forum: Hacks 07-03-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,971
Posted By ivantheterrible
y'all have given me a lot to think about. And I...

y'all have given me a lot to think about. And I will. I'm going out of town for the holiday's, but I'll get back on topic soon. in the mean time, I welcome any and all input.
Forum: Hacks 07-03-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,971
Posted By ivantheterrible
I wrote a pretty unfocused post. I'd thought...

I wrote a pretty unfocused post. I'd thought about starting one for a while, and though I didn't have it worked out in my mind, i figured I'd dive in and get the thread started.
So expect a lot of...
Forum: Hacks 07-03-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,971
Posted By ivantheterrible
Thanks for your input Jay. I was hoping you would...

Thanks for your input Jay. I was hoping you would post.

i don't want to put you (or anyone else) on the spot, but without finding the deal of the century, what am I likely to pay (out the door, on...
Forum: Hacks 07-03-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,971
Posted By ivantheterrible
that option is on the table, as are many others....

that option is on the table, as are many others. I'm afraid that money is an issue.
Just did a quick vstrom search and it looks like an they can be had in the $5000 to $6000 range, without too many...
Forum: Hacks 07-03-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,971
Posted By ivantheterrible
First- thanks for the unvarnished evaluation....

First- thanks for the unvarnished evaluation. It's exactly what I'm looking for.

We all share the dream, but honestly, they're a little in the lead at this point! I think they've read most of the...
Forum: Hacks 07-03-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,971
Posted By ivantheterrible
I have a dream

i'd like to ride the Continental Divide Trail with my wife and son. We're taking the long view and would like to do it in the next 2 to 3 years. My wife doesn't ride and my son is 9 now, so maybe...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-09-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,880
Posted By ivantheterrible
Jerry- I was going to start a thread on riding...

Jerry- I was going to start a thread on riding strategies for scooters, but I guess here is as good a place as any. I've also gotten in the habit of pulling over for tailgaters. i just don't want to...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-08-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,880
Posted By ivantheterrible
ok, been riding it to work for about a week now....

ok, been riding it to work for about a week now. it's still a lot of fun! It's been a few years since I had a scooter and I'd forgotten how much fun they are on twisty roads. It feels well planted...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-02-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,880
Posted By ivantheterrible
I just took the 'Tak on the longest ride yet,...

I just took the 'Tak on the longest ride yet, about 20 miles. I had to ride it over to get it inspected. Two lane highway, most of it posted 45, but folks drive 55. I had it at full throttle, but I...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-02-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,880
Posted By ivantheterrible
Conchscooter-I've been following your story, love...

Conchscooter-I've been following your story, love your RR about your trip on the p200, and curious as to what you'd think about the p200 30 years later.

purzell- I hear you on the concerns about...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-01-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,880
Posted By ivantheterrible
yes, did I miss the thread where you got it back?

yes, did I miss the thread where you got it back?
Forum: Battle scooters 04-26-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,880
Posted By ivantheterrible
i really love those old Heinkle tourists. I bet...

i really love those old Heinkle tourists. I bet that's fun to ride, eh? i don't think i'll ever get the chance.

I took the 'Tak out last night. i don't know if it's the shifting or what, but it's...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-23-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,880
Posted By ivantheterrible
I believe any P series vespa sidestand will work....

I believe any P series vespa sidestand will work. The SF scooter center might be able to hook you up (if they're still in business) Scooterwerks might have them? I know scooterwest has them for the...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-23-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,880
Posted By ivantheterrible
I agree with JerryH (is that a ban-able...

I agree with JerryH (is that a ban-able offense?:lol3 I kid) I really don't care when it was made as much as i care about the tech. I also like the old simple stuff (like me!)

I've been interested...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-21-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,880
Posted By ivantheterrible
I got the same scoot the day after christmas....

I got the same scoot the day after christmas. 2004, but same color. It's a lot of fun. I also have a '80 Bajaj Chetak 2t.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-11-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,598
Posted By ivantheterrible
love it! Esp. the bare metal tank.

love it! Esp. the bare metal tank.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-11-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 898
Posted By ivantheterrible
I'm not a big Harley guy, but I love the old...

I'm not a big Harley guy, but I love the old Ironhead sportsters. They look like what a motorcycle should look like to me. I wonder if it has anything to do with my 'Bronson' obsession when i was...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-10-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,880
Posted By ivantheterrible
that's a good looking bike. I've found that the...

that's a good looking bike. I've found that the rust cleans up pretty well, as long as it doesn't go too deep.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-06-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,472
Posted By ivantheterrible
Hey Brett Have you fallen out of love with the...

Hey Brett
Have you fallen out of love with the TU? Or just looking for something different?
Forum: Old's Cool 06-06-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,275
Posted By ivantheterrible
isn't it a federal crime to NOT ruin a xs650 by...

isn't it a federal crime to NOT ruin a xs650 by turning it into a bobber or cafe racer?
Forum: Old's Cool 06-03-2013, 05:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,468
Posted By ivantheterrible
i would probably give you $750 for the both of...

i would probably give you $750 for the both of them, but that's because I have a thing for Honda Deams. i'm not sure they're worth any more then that, and possibly less.
I believe parting them out...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-01-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,009
Posted By ivantheterrible
I woke last night to the sound of thunder......

I woke last night to the sound of thunder......
Forum: Old's Cool 05-31-2013, 05:16 AM
Replies: 1,360
Views: 179,050
Posted By ivantheterrible
spring project!? ...

spring project!?
http://raleigh.craigslist.org/mcy/3790246203.html
Forum: Old's Cool 05-30-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 1,360
Views: 179,050
Posted By ivantheterrible
i actually go though the ads hoping to find the...

i actually go though the ads hoping to find the crappy/funny ones.
i love the ones with the upside down pictures, or pictures of bikes behind a bunch of junk in a dark basement, No flash. Always...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-29-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,468
Posted By ivantheterrible
I had one, and loved it. I needed the money and...

I had one, and loved it. I needed the money and sold it for way less then I wanted, but I didn't get many interested buyers.
There are a couple locally that have been listed for many months, for way...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-23-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 1,360
Views: 179,050
Posted By ivantheterrible
i very much agree about the dr being the better...

i very much agree about the dr being the better bike. I had written, but deleted it, that klr's used to be plentiful at good prices, but that has changed. I've often wondered what effect the...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-23-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 1,360
Views: 179,050
Posted By ivantheterrible
I've been laid up with a bulging disk / pinched...

I've been laid up with a bulging disk / pinched nerve, so I've had a lot of time to look at the ole' CL. it's fun to 'give' myself a money amount and find the best deal out of all the bikes listed...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-23-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 1,360
Views: 179,050
Posted By ivantheterrible
yes- I should have my head examined for all the...

yes- I should have my head examined for all the time I waste looking at CL motorcycle listings!
Forum: Old's Cool 05-23-2013, 06:23 AM
Replies: 1,360
Views: 179,050
Posted By ivantheterrible
of course it's their property and they can ask...

of course it's their property and they can ask whatever they want, but........

to me sportster's are frustrating. (maybe because I'm interested in one)
there seems to be no correlation between...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-18-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 4,867
Views: 261,823
Posted By ivantheterrible
i wonder what that would look like if all those...

i wonder what that would look like if all those folks were in cars?
Forum: Battle scooters 05-07-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,639
Posted By ivantheterrible
vespa

vespa
Forum: Road warriors 05-03-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,778
Posted By ivantheterrible
I stand corrected! those are very nice. but...

I stand corrected! those are very nice.

but I still think there's way more failures 'cuz someone is trying to shoe horn a type of bike into a style that doesn't work.
Forum: Road warriors 05-03-2013, 06:31 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,778
Posted By ivantheterrible
that's a good platform for what you're doing, and...

that's a good platform for what you're doing, and imho, you've only improved the over all look, without sacrificing any of the practical aspects of the bike.
that's another thing---picking the...
Forum: Road warriors 05-03-2013, 05:51 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,778
Posted By ivantheterrible
to me the problem with Bobbers, choppers and...

to me the problem with Bobbers, choppers and cafes is they are usually done in a half assed way, and almost never look better or function better then what they started out as. First do no harm? ...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-02-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,750
Posted By ivantheterrible
My wife and I share a bank account, therefore we ...

My wife and I share a bank account, therefore we consult each other before any major purchases. i showed her a picture of your bike and said that if a xs (or tx) that beautiful and original came up...
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